Articles by Gary Hayes

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What are the less-traveled agate beaches around Port Orford and Cape Blanco?

The beaches between Port Orford and Cape Blanco are, in general, less traveled relative to many other Oregon Coast beaches and this stretch of beach is known for good agate hunting. There are two primary public beach access areas in this area.…

December 5th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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What is the best area for senior citizens on the Coast?

Most people visiting Oregon fly into Portland. If that’s your plan, you can reach the North Oregon Coast by car in about 90 minutes. Cannon Beach offers a good introduction to the Oregon Coast with long stretches of easily accessible beach,…

November 2nd, 2016- Post Your Answer
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What are the top 10 things to do on the Oregon Coast?

There are many things to see and do along the 363-mile Oregon Coast and without knowing your interests or if you are planning on concentrating on any specific region, let me give me my top picks along the entire Coast. The top 10 attractions I would…

October 18th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Creativity Reigns at Stormy Weather Arts Festival in Cannon Beach

October 12th, 2016

The sound of music is spilling onto the streets and the buzz of activity rings in the storefronts. It’s Stormy…

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Coastal Wonders Between Gold Beach and Brookings

September 23rd, 2016

The House Rock Viewpoint (mile marker 351.2) offers ocean views and access to trails that will lead you north to…

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Which Central Coast town is best for secluded beaches and a laid-back vibe?

Consider Yachatsas your destination. I think it fits your description and desires better than any town on the Central…

September 19th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Are dogs allowed on Oregon Coast beaches?

In general, most of Oregon’s beaches allow dogs. Some beaches within local enforcement areas may require that…

September 2nd, 2016- Post Your Answer
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How can I see the Oregon Coast on a budget?

Oregon State Parks offer access to some of the most remarkable scenic views and natural areas on the Oregon Coast. Many…

August 22nd, 2016- Post Your Answer
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6 Great Hikes on the Wild Rivers Coast

August 16th, 2016

Trails through lush rainforest emerge to stunning ocean views and wild crashing waves, but there’s much more awaiting…

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What events are happening on the Oregon Coast at the end of summer?

Late-September through early-October is a great time to visit the Oregon Coast for outdoor recreation and wildlife…

August 9th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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About Author Gary Hayes

Gary Hayes is publisher of Coast Explorer Magazine and founder of Explorer Media Group, a travel media and marketing company based in Seaside. Gary is a native Oregonian whose earliest memories include working on his grandfather’s fishing boat on the Oregon Coast. Now living in Cannon Beach, Gary is an extensively published photographer and writer focusing on the Oregon Coast and the Northwest's food and wine culture. He also serves as Executive Director of the SavorNW Wine Awards.

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